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English nameTobermory
Gaelic nameTobar Mhoire
MeaningMary's well
Genitive formThobar Mhoire

Location and type of place name

LocationMull, Firth of Lorn, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891Ardnamurchan
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF MULL
Postcode areaPA75
Relevant main roadsB8073
OS sheet number374
OS grid referenceNM503553
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG tobar ~ ‘well’; Moire ~ personal name
Element typepersonwater associated (except marsh)

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. tobar, masc. ‘well’ + lenited gen. sg. of Moire, fem. personal name = ‘Mary’s well’
Sources
Tibbermore 1540 RRS no. 3397 vol II
Tabbor moiré 1654 Blaeu Map (Mull)
Tipper Murray 1741 Johnson: A Plan of the Island of Mull with the adjacent islands
Tobermorey 1804 Heather
Tobar Mhoire Dwelly 1912
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